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I have finally filled the TTB as much as I intend to and have divided up the Sil samples for me and Roswell Strange. That means the box is ready to go to Ros. And since that is ready, the other packages I have been filling were all to get closed off too so my brother-in-law could make one big run to the post office.
One of those packages is for one of my best friends who loves lavender earl greys. I intended to pull this sample out to make as a latte and send the rest off to her. However, my latte used the whole sample so this is actually my first empty of April – yay!!
This is fine. The lavender, as per usual, is not my favorite. It’s soapy but not overwhelming like it was in Cocoa Lavender Latte. However, its enough that I don’t really want this again. The bergamot doesn’t do much to improve it for me but that is because I am picky with my earl greys anyways. Basically this had a lot working against it when it comes to my personal tastes. What it had that was appealing was the tea cake aspect and I am not getting much cake. Like I said, it’s fine. It’s not for me though. Now I feel bad not just passing this on since my friend likely would have appreciated it more.
Originally I was going to make a latte of a different tea but I wasn’t sure I would have enough leaf so I randomly grabbed another tea out of the drawer and it was this. I feel like cookie butter has been popular with bakers lately, at least the ones I follow on Instagram.
Anyways, I wanted something caramel-esque and this seemed close enough to what I was going for. As a latte this is very good because it has a sort of thickness in the flavour that you would get from a cookie butter. It’s also sweet but not quite fully caramel. I think it’s got a classic Deb flavour profile with the heavy maple chips and I think it could be flat if I don’t make it as a latte but as a latte it’s good.
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This one is just really underwhelming to me.
It’s mostly just coconut. There’s maybe a tiny bit of something approaching a dark berry as well?
But really, to me, it’s a light coconut green tea. There is a bit of creaminess to the coconut, which is nice I suppose. The green base is okay, just one of the usual dry grassy ones.
Flavors: Blueberry, Coconut, Creamy, Dry Grass, Smooth, Sweet
This smells wonderful, just like Deb’s other orange blends. I tried to get each of the ingredients when I steeped this (dark chocolate, orange, rooibos base etc.)
This produces an oily sheen, which is to be expected since this contains chocolate, but it is not an unpleasant mouthfeel.
This mostly tastes like red rooibos tea with a hint of orange. I wish the chocolate note was stronger.
I do not think I will repurchase this.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Orange, Orange Zest
I ended up getting this because I saw a lot of positive reviews on this tea! And oh boy! Was this ever floral. It smells like a garden! And it also reminds me of my essential oil diffuser blends from sage! :)
I think Deb nailed the flavour of lavender and coconut. It also goes well with the earthy, mild green tea base. The smell is also extremely strong because there is so much lavender in this tea.
I think if you love lavender, then you will love this tea. However, I have learned I feel impartial towards lavender. I neither strongly like nor dislike it, so I feel pretty neutral about this tea blend.
Flavors: Coconut, Floral, Lavender
This is one of the blends I was most exited to try from Deb, so don’t ask why it’s taken me this long when I’ve had the pouch since December. The answer is “too many teas”!
I was a bit concerned that there wasn’t a lot of dried orange in my scoop, but there is plenty in the steeped cup so I guess the lemongrass is helping to pull it out.
I really like this one. It’s a soft and mellow orange tea with some nice creaminess. I don’t taste the coconut somehow, which is very unusual for me when it comes to a Deb tea. I guess it’s translating into creaminess, which is the intention. To me, it also does somehow taste light and airy like a mousse, and I can totally imagine eating a fluffy pile of creamsicle mousse while I’m sipping on this. There’s something a little biscuity as well, from the rooibos base, so maybe cookie crumbles sprinkled on top?
For some reason I always assume this is a white base, but then I realize that Deb doesn’t currently work with white tea. I feel like it would be even better on a white base though…
Flavors: Citrus, Cookie, Creamy, Herbaceous, Milk, Orange, Smooth, Sweet, Wood
This one was a subscription exclusive for February.
I was pretty certain I wouldn’t enjoy this, because I’m not the biggest lavender fan in general, and there’s quite a lot of lavender in it. But I gave it a chance anyway, because you never know!
But alas, this is not for me. It mostly tastes like a slightly creamy lavender tisane with a hint of chocolate. And since I don’t love lavender, I don’t love it.
Into the rehoming box it goes!
Flavors: Cocoa, Creamy, Dark Chocolate, Floral, Lavender, Milk
This was part of the sub box and while it sounds good in theory, I’m reminded again and again I don’t like lavender in my tea. I made this as a latte, as recommended. My milk didn’t froth properly but it ended up being okay for the latte. I love the smell of this tea but it tastes like soap. No cocoa, just soap. This got tossed into the TTB where hopefully a lavender lover will find and enjoy it.
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Well, I gave this one a fair shot, but I just don’t get it.
There’s a bit of cream to it for sure, and some coconut. But other than a bland and somewhat tannic black base, that’s about it. Which makes sense, given it’s just black tea with cream flavoring and coconut.
It’s fine, it just doesn’t say cereal milk to me? I feel like it should either have some cinnamon and maple or maybe some fruity notes. Anyway, not for me!
Flavors: Astringent, Coconut, Cream, Tannic
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This was one of the exclusive teas from my first-ever Dessert by Deb subscription box! To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about the exclusives, I would almost rather have more teas from her latest collection. But that’s neither here nor there!
This one actually does make me think of muffins. There’s a sort of wheaty bran-esque taste to it, like a healthy breakfast muffin. I also get a nice, fairly authentic banana flavor along with a fairly hefty dose of cinnamon. The combination of all these things is like a hybrid between banana bread and a healthy bran muffin. Somehow I’m also slightly reminded of applesauce, even though there are no apples here. So maybe there’s applesauce in the muffins as well!
I quite like it, and I feel like it’s grown on me more and more as I’ve sipped it down. I like the subtlety of it, it’s not screaming at me, but it still tastes like its name. I’ll have to ponder on whether I want to ask Deb if she’ll blend some for me…
Flavors: Apple, Baked Bread, Banana, Cinnamon, Grain, Honey, Sweet, Wheat
D is for… Dessert by Deb’s Lavender Coconut Macaron!
Ok, a bit of a stretch, but I foolishly left the house without considering the names of the teas I brought with me, so here we are. Anyhow, I’m very very into this tea and its heavy lavender + cream. I think I resteeped it three times. Upping the rating. I really hope that either this makes it into a collection, or that I can convince Deb to blend me a small batch.
Latte Sipdown (278)
C is for…Cereal Milk
This quickly became a favourite in last month’s sipdown tournament (another awesome idea by Mastress Alita! Thank you!) so I couldn’t let a day of “C” teas pass without sneaking this in.
I had the latte while video chatting with a friend and it was so good…as per usual. It just really captures the nostalgia of cereal milk while replicating the delicious soft serve from Momofuku Milk Bar. Is that the inspiration behind the blend? I don’t know but it is what I think of when I drink it. Also, I realize that may be a bit of an obscure reference but I am not sure how else to describe it. I guess it is a mix of when you were a kid and getting excited for the milk at the end of your sugary cereal bowl because you know its going to be creamy and delicious but also sweet and yummy and just the best way to have milk when you are a kid. But take that flavor and making it a soft serve cone so now its even better because its ice cream. All that childhood excitement for ice cream and sugar but made a little sophisticated for an adult palate by one of the world’s top chefs.
Watching RuPaul crown a winner on Drag Race UK and decided I should crown a winner too. This tea wins the tournament, beating out What the Fluff? by 52 Teas in one final battle. Check out the tasting note for that tea here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416671
There isn’t much new to say about this tea that I’ve had several times recently several different ways. Today I made the tea plain and it’s great once again. I like that it’s not in your face but captures a complicated and nuanced flavour like Cereal Milk. Creamy. Starchy. Sweet. Yum! I might have bought more of this one…
I have a midterm tomorrow so I have been doing some last minute studying. I did take time out to make the teas for my sipdown battle today – this and Tie-Dye Butterfly by DAVIDsTEA. Once again I forgot to cold brew the competitors so I made them iced because Tie-Dye Butterfly is always best cold. I wasn’t sure if this tea would be good cold but went with it anyways since I know I don’t love Tie-Dye Butterfly hot. It took my by surprise that this is really good iced. This tea is just really good in general.
Iced, latte, plain – this tea is consistently good and doesn’t really change at all based on prep method. It works all ways and iced seems alright since cereal milk is usually cold. And this manages to be creamy despite no added milk. Due to that, this tea wins the second of the two semi-final battles. I think it will take the whole tournament but we will see how it matches up tomorrow against the other finalist, 52 Teas’ What the Fluff?
Check out the tasting note for Tie-Dye Butterfly here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416590
Today’s battle became a battle of the lattes between this tea and Fantasy Island by DAVIDsTEA. I was surprised to find Fantasy Island was actually a really bad latte and that set this tea up as the clear winner. Check out the tasting note for Fantasy Island here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416516
This, on the other hand, is surprisingly good as a latte. I was worried the subtle flavour of this might have been drowned out by this prep method but I think it actually boosted the flavour. It’s got such distinctively sweet corn flake goodness but coupled with a super creamy and sweet vanilla/coconut note. It’s really good and I’m a big fan.